Featured Painting: I am the Abyss and I am Light

When choosing a design for your wall,  you want to know what it’s all about!  You’ll see it every day and visitors to your home will no doubt ask you what it means.  So, we’re choosing one of the designs from the TATE collection in turn to discuss the significance behind the painting.

Firstly, Charles Sims’ masterpiece ‘I am the Abyss and I am Light’ created in 1928.

This painting is one of his mystical paintings, painted in the latter years of his life and a departure from his usual works which were predominantly society portraits.

The group of six semi-abstract paintings with figures was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1928, shortly after Sims’s death by suicide, and was called by his son his ‘spiritual’ series.

The meaning of this work suggests the absolute power of God over all creation and over the destiny of the universe and may be taken from the biblical verse ‘I am Alpha and Omega’ from Revelations 1:8.

Harold Speed, a painter and close friend of Sims described the painting: ‘There upon canvas was his poor tortured spirit laid bare.’

As seen in Period Homes and Interiors Magazine

We have been featured in the Period Homes and Interiors August issue where they have included this portrait from the TATE Collection.  If you want to create a period feature wall in your home our range of traditional Art wallpapers in the Tate Collection and the Scala Archives will suit you perfectly.  Simply select your masterpiece, enter your wall dimensions and create your wall!

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Period Homes and Interiors Magazine

Feng Shui your bedroom

The ancient principle of Feng Shui dictates that you should wake up opposite an inspirational view whether natural or painted.  If you currently wake up opposite a brick wall you can get the feng shui benefits with one of our beautiful wall images.

Choose the images for your bedroom wisely as they carry powerful feng shui energy, the best advice is to choose images that you want happening in your life, something positive and uplifting.

Why not have your morning view a calming, tranquil oasis of calm whether your in the deepest countryside or right in the heart of the city.  It’s your wall, your choice and you can create it exactly how you want it with JW Walls!

If you want to wake up and be inspired to travel, this beautiful image of Himeji Palace a beautiful Japanese palace with motivate you.

Spring Morning View a pastel piece by Emile Schuffenecker 1851-1934 in our Tate Collection of wall designs will ensure you wake up to a soft, welcoming morning view

Feel on top of the world and be inspired to get moving and achieving with feature wall featuring this image, Cliff Top

On top of the world

Choose your outlook on the world with your choice of feature wall for your bedroom, our range grows by the day so see for yourself and browse our collections now.

Sporting heroes

We’re all feeling inspired by the sporting achievements happening right in our home town at the London 2012 Olympics.

Why not create a feature wall in your home, office or gym with these feature wallpapers.

Here are our selection of wall designs featuring sporting heroes or simply very fit people!

View the full range of sports images here 

Muhammad Ali

Dodge a jab from the boxing legend Muhammad Ali

Cycle Down

Take a leap of faith with this daring cyclist image

Ball Park

Set the scene to smash it out of the ball park with this baseball print


Imagine you’re running along a deserted beach like this runner, not cheek to cheek on the treadmill

Inspired?  View our full range of sport designs and get creating your feature wall!

Trompe l’oeil Decor

Our Textures Collection features a range of modern trompe l’oeil wallpapers, to explain, trompe l’oeil is an artistic technique which literally translates from French as “fools the eye”.  Hard to paint, the trompe l’oeil piece requires meticulous attention to detail from the artist, taking into account the perspective, sizing, nuance of light and gradation of color in order to make the two-dimensional work appear to be three-dimensional.

Now you don’t have to be Leonardo Da Vinci or even Rolf Harris to create this effect in your home!  With trompe l’oeil design wallpapers you can create surprising effects and illusions in your home using our murals, creating depth, a focal point for your room or a window to a different world.

Here are some examples to inspire you, the only limit is your imagination!

Create a metallic wall effect

Replicate a stone wall 

Brick Effect Wall Garden

Wooden panelling 



JW Walls featured in Style Magazine

JW Walls was featured in The Sunday Times Style magazine who described our trompe l’oeil wall coverings in the textures collection as “Touchy feely perfection”.  We’re so happy they like it!

See the range they featured here

The Sunday Times Style Magazine Coverage

Steve McQueen – as seen in GQ Magazine

Our Steve McQueen wall image showing a scene from The Great Escape was featured in GQ’s Best of British feature, just in time for the Queen’s Jubilee.  It’s the perfect time to celebrate all things British.

Want it in your home? Start creating your wall now

Steve McQueen The Great Escape

Steve McQueen from JW Walls, as seen in GQ


Proud to present designs from the TATE

JW Walls are very proud to announce their new collaboration with the Tate and unveil our amazing new collection of wall designs.  Check out our Tate wallpapers, we honestly believe they will revolutionise your space.

From classical battle scenes and portraits to stunning abstract Art the TATE collection at JW Walls means you can bring a work of art into your own home in a striking and affordable way.

Death of Major Peirson by John Singleton Copely from the TATE Collection

Create drama in your drawing room with The Death of Major Peirson by John Singleton Copley 1738-1815

Ju Jitzu by David Bomberg from the TATE Collection

Transform a bright, minimalist space with the striking Ju Jitsu by David Bomberg

View the full collection of wall designs from TATE 

Highlights from the Jelly Collection

 Jelly is a collective of illustrators, hand-picked from the best creative talent from around the globe.  We love their work and are delighted to present their range of wall mural designs exclusively for JW Walls.  Here are some highlights from the Jelly Collection.

Hipster Attack by David M. Buisan

Hipster Attack by David M. Buisan

David’s hand drawn and comic style illustration has got him acclaimed recognition and hence a large client base in the UK and also his native Spain. His style is influenced by comic books, sci-fi and fantasy films and novels; pulp TV series and urban life.

This design was recently featured at the Jelly Graminator Launch Party at the Studio 66 offices coming alive on the agency’s formerly bare white walls.  This illustration is ideal as a talking point in an office open plan space.

Rule Britannia by Caroline Tomlinson

Rule Britannia by Caroline Tomlinson

Caroline studied at Central Saint Martins and since graduating has worked as both a designer and illustrator. Her illustrations have been selected to appear in the D&AD annual, Eye Magazine and in 2007 she won Silver from The AOI..  View more by Caroline Tomlinson

The vintage feel to this illustration lends itself to an industrial or bricked warehouse space.  With JW Walls choice of designs and hard wearing materials even the most unfinished bare wall can be transformed to a work of art.

Sugar and Spice by Jo Bird

Sugar and Spice by Jo Bird

Jo Bird studied Illustration at Kingston University and she loves lines… Taking a line for a stroll across a nice white piece of paper, then making that line edgy and slightly wonky makes her happy…whatever the design she’s just happiest drawing.  View more from Jo Bird

This cute, soft and girlie design is ideal to add warmth, colour and interest to your little princess’ bedroom

Create your unique wall design

At JW Walls the only limit to our customised walls is your imagination. Whether you are a designer with a vision for a focus wall in your home to display your masterpiece, or you want a massive family portrait, it’s all possible!  Here are some tips to get the best results.

  1. Start by choosing an image that will suit your wall proportions, is it a portrait or landscape shaped wall or square?
  2. Will the image suit your space? If you have a small room and a dark image it could make the room appear smaller, it’s good to have some bleed around the focal points of your image or design and a lighter image in a small space.
  3. Ensure your design is of sufficient quality to print in a large format. View our file size guide for advice.

The beauty of JW Walls is that we have taken extensive measures to show a variety of spaces to preview your wall and get a feel for whether it will work for your living or work space.

Take this super cute pic of little Lily we’ve uploaded which you can see in our Live and Sleep room previews.

 Feeling inspired? Why not upload your own image or design and try out our room preview functions for yourself?  Create your wall now.